Ladies First-International Women's History Month

BPL-Kidzone: International Women's History Month, explore-a-topic. Rosie the ReiveterIntroduction:

Ladies First-International Women's History Month!!

March is International Women's History Month! Learn the power of women and their contributions to the world.  Check out these books, databases and websites to find out more.

Internet Links:
BPL  Kidzone, Internet Links, Logo of ScholasticScholastic: Women's History Month
www.scholastic.com/browse/collection.jsp?id=721
Articles done and made by kids, talking about prominent women leaders, trail blazers making headlines and paving the way for the next generation of aspiring young girls.
 
Women of NASA Women of NASA
http://women.nasa.gov/
Do you find science, technology, engineering and mathematics fascinating? This website brings you the most interesting and inspiring stories about women at NASA and around the world who do good things.
 
 
Children's Encyclopedia of Women's HistoryChildren's Encyclopedia of Women
http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/womenenc/womenenc.htm
Explore various women's biographies and important dates in women's history.
 
 
 
 BPL Kidzone, explore-a-topic, Time for Kids logoTime for Kids: Women's History Month
www.timeforkids.com/minisite/womens-history-month
Read about female newsmakers and women that inspire them, celebrating Women’s history month every March.

USA Gov for Kids Women's history month USA.Gov for Kids
http://www.womenshistorymonth.gov/collections.html
Learn more about famous women throughout history complete with photographs.
 

 BPL Kidzone, explore-a-topic,Fact Monster logoFact Monster: Women's History Month
http://www.factmonster.com/womens-history-month/
Discover Women’s history and women who made a difference through their biographies, timelines, fun facts and stats, along with quizzes and crosswords puzzles about women’s history.

Kidzone, explore-a-topic, BIO's Profile PhotoGround Breaking Women
http:www.biography.com/people/groups/grounbreaking-women
Biography.com, complied ground breaking list of women who did extraordinary deeds and acts during their time.

 
 
Database:
Find out how many countries celebrate Women's History Month in March.  Go to "Find" search box and type "Women's History Month" and check out the results.
Printed Resources:
BPL Catalog, Lives of Extraordinary Women Rulers, Rebels (and what the neighbors thought), book jacketLives of Extraordinary Women Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors thought)
by: Kathleen Krull
Profiles twenty historically significant women, highlighting their great accomplishments and unique quirks; also includes color caricatures.
 
book jacket, Rad American Women A-ZRad American Women A-Z
by: Kate Schatz
Profiled are 26 American women from the 18th through 21st centuries, who have made-or are still making--history as artists, writers, teachers, lawyers, or athletes. The women come from a variety of economic and ethnic backgrounds and many had to overcome extreme hardships. One woman represents each alphabetical letter beginning with Angela Davis, an activist, teacher, and writer, and concludes with Zora Neale Hurston, an anthropologist and writer.
 
book jacket, Women Who Changed the World: 50 Amazing AmericansWomen who changed the World: 50 Amazing Americans
by: Laurie Calkhoven
In Women Who Changed the World, you'll meet fifty of the most influential and inspirational American women who had a lasting impact on our nation and the world. Starting with some of America's "Founding Mothers" like Pocahontas and Abigail Adams, and continuing up to the present day with game changers like Hillary Clinton, Oprah, and Misty Copeland, the book features a unique and diverse cast from all walks of life. With a mix of photographs and quirky illustrations, Women Who Changed the World is a fun and exciting read that will inspire future generations of leaders for years to come.
 
book jacket, Independent Dames: What you never knew about the women and girls of the American RevolutionIndependent Dames: What you never knew about the women and girls of the American Revolution
by: Laurie Halse Anderson
Combines historical facts and humor to pay homage to the ladies who played important roles in the founding of our nation.
 
book jacket, Amelia to Zora, Twenty-six women who changed the worldAmelia to Zora: twenty-six women changed the world
by: Cynthia Chin-Lee
Profiles the lives of twenty-six women, through their acts and deeds, helped shape and change the world during their lifetime, including pilot Amelia Earhart and anthropologist Zora Neal Hurston.
 
book jacket, Ladies First: Women Athletes who made a differenceLadies First: Women Athletes who made a difference
by: Ken Rappoport
Profiles twelve woman athletes of the twentieth century including Wilma Rudolph, Nadia Comaneci, Babe Didrickson Zaharias, Gertrude Ederle, and others, and describes how they overcame gender and sometimes race discrimination and demonstrated their extraordinary skill and dedication.
 
book jacket, Women in SpaceWomen in Space
by: Shaina Carmel Indovino
Profiles women who have made major contributions in space exploration, and includes vocational opportunities for women in the field.
 
 
book jacket, Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom FightersLet It Shine: stories of Black Women freedom fighters
by: Andrea Davis Pinkney
Presents profiles of ten African-American women whose efforts on behalf of racial justice and freedom have influenced the course of history.
 
 
book jacket, A Woman in the House (and Senate): how women came to the United States Congress, broke down barriers, and changed the historyA Woman in the House (and Senate): how women to the United State Congress, broke down barriers, and changed the country
by: Ilene Cooper
For the first 128 years of our country's history, not a single woman served in the Senate or House of Representatives. All of that changed, however, in November 1916, when Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman elected to Congress--even before the Nineteenth Amendment gave women across the U.S. the right to vote. Beginning with the women's suffrage movement and going all the way through the results of the 2012 election, Ilene Cooper deftly covers more than a century of U.S. history in order to highlight the influential and diverse group of female leaders who opened doors for women in politics as well as the nation as a whole.
 
book jacket, Almost Astronauts: 13 Women who dared to dreamAlmost Astronauts: 13 women who dared to dream
by: Tanya Lee Stone
Presents the story of the thirteen women connected with NASA’s Mercury 13 space mission, who braved prejudice and jealousy to make their mark and open the door for the female pilots and space commanders that would soon follow.
 
book jacket, African American Women WritersAfrican American Women Writers
by: Brenda Scott Wilkinson
Discusses the lives and work of such notable African American women authors as: Phillis Wheatley, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Zora Neale Hurston, Gwendolyn Brooks, Nikki Giovanni, and Terry McMillan.